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When to Replace Hot Water Tank

Why is water tank replacement significant?

If you want to keep your home’s plumbing system safe and effective, you need to replace your water tank. Replacement of the water tank is critical for the following reasons:


Cracks, leaks, and other issues with your hot water tank can cause water damage and even flooding in your home. Any leak is a major issue as water tanks are under high pressure.


Older water tanks are less energy-efficient than newer models, which means that they use more energy to heat the same amount of water. Unnecessary expenditures and higher energy bills may result from this.

Water quality:

Mineral and sediment buildup in older water tanks can drastically reduce the quality of your water.


Even though replacing your water tank may seem to be a costly investment, it can help you save money in the long run. A new water tank compared to an old one will use less energy, need fewer repairs, and last longer.

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Signs that it’s time for water tank replacement.

So, how do you know when it’s time to replace your water tank? Here are some signs that you should look out for:

Age: If your water tank has been in use for more than ten years, it might be time to replace it. If your water tank is approaching or exceeding the average lifespan of 8 to 12 years, it is best to replace it and some insurance companies will mandate this as it is your responsibility to mitigate damage from aging appliances.

Leaks: There is likely a leak if you observe water pooling around your water tank or dripping from the bottom. It is essential to address leaks as soon as possible because they can result in flooding and water damage.

Rust or Corrosion: A sign that your water tank is deteriorating and may need to be replaced is rust or corrosion.

Unusual noises: If your water tank is making unusual noises like popping, cracking, or banging, it may be a sign of sediment buildup or other issues. Your water tank’s efficiency may be affected as a result and may require a replacement.

In conclusion, replacing your water tank is an important investment in your plumbing system’s safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with Steam Dry Canada to get an assessment of the situation and advise on the best course of action if you notice any indications that it might be time for a replacement.